adjective dis·ci·plin·a·to·ry \ˈdis(ə)plə̇nəˌtōrē, ¦disə¦plin-, də̇ˈsiplə̇n-\

Definition of disciplinatory

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Origin and Etymology of disciplinatory

Late Latin disciplinatorius, from disciplinatus disciplined (past participle of disciplinare to discipline) + Latin -orius -ory — more at discipline

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a brief usually trivial fact

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